When Dr. Carson was asked a question by a ten year old boy about how to become a brain surgeon and President of this country, he laughed and said “I never liked poverty”. Then he added: I never liked poverty because I was raised in poverty.
Dr. Carson said his mother did not like poverty but never felt sorry for herself. “I guess that’s why she never felt sorry for us either”.
The way out of poverty is education, making yourself better and more valuable to others so you can get a good paying job. I believe the same way. By doing numerous types of work through a Temp Agency, I learned many skills because of the variety of jobs I took. I practiced my shorthand and brushed up on Business Math, language skills and took a few college classes to increase my knowledge and upgrade my skill.
Getting additional education and adding to my skill base gave me more job opportunities and greatly increased my income. Then I taught myself web coding and began publishing my own web sites. I still want to learn graphics and web design because there is much more I want to be able to do.
I completely agree with Dr. Carson’s statement: that more education is the answer to getting out of poverty and to taking advantage of better opportunities. Through my own efforts to increase my education, I have developed greater skills and increased my vocabulary as well.
The reason I have increased my station in life (working as an unskilled laborer in a manufacturing plant to an executive secretary, web and blog developer, and a published author of two books) is because I saw the advantage of continuing my education.